Previous Staff

Marit de Jong | BVSc, BSc

Marit graduated from Massey University and had been practising for six years in the central North Island and South Taranaki regions. She joined the MVS Farm team in 2010 and is an InCalf Advisor. Her special areas of interest are calving, BVD investigation and assisting farmers in implementing BVD management policies.

Marit left MVS in April 2017 to be closer to family in the Hawkes Bay

 


Graham Frost

Graham was with MVS from 1992 until August 2013 and provided clients entering the clinic with prompt service and sound advice. He handled all clinical ordering for both products and veterinary equipment/supplies, oversaw inwards goods and with over half a century in the farming sector had invaluable knowledge and experience.

Graham is now retired but still calls in every now and again for morning tea or just to say hi.


Kath Coppard

Kath was part of the MVS Retail Team from October 2013 until August 2014.
She came with sound clinical experience from her previous roles as a Practice Nurse at the local Medical Centre and as a farmer. Kath has now rejoined her husband Derek back on the farm rearing the calves.


Jasmin Hyatt | BVSc (Hons)

Jasmin joined the Veterinary team here at MVS in February 2014 after graduating with honours from The University of Sydney in 2012.

Jasmin has a special interest in the field of reproduction, with her honours thesis comparing methods of cryopreservation for sheep embryo transfer. In January 2015 Jasmin began a two year Residency program in reproduction under the guidance of reproduction specialists Drs’ Fiona Hollinshead and Dave Hanlon. Prior to this Jasmin worked as a small animal and dairy clinician at MVS.

Jasmin has enjoyed meeting many of the dairy clients over the past 12 months and is looking forward to continuing her work on farm concentrating on all reproductive aspects including calvings, pregnancy testing and anoestrus cow programs.

In her spare time Jasmin enjoys getting involved in most sporting ventures including swimming, netball and tennis and spends weekends traveling around the country to see all that New Zealand has to offer.

We are very excited and proud to let you all know that in August 2017 passed the American College of Theriogenologists board examinations that were held in Colorado. She has now finished her 3-year residency with MVS and in September 2017 started a seasonal equine position in Victoria, Australia managing mares for Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer.


David Arjomandi

David joined the MVS team in October 2014 as Dairy Administration Support to cover Katherine’s maternity leave.
He moved to New Zealand from the United States in 2011, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
David is an avid football player and supporter and enjoys traveling around New Zealand.

He left Matamata Vets in December 2015 after Katherine returned from maternity leave and we wish him all the best for his wedding in January 2016


Adrienne Robins | BVetBio, BVSc

Farm & Companion Animal Intern

Veterinarian

Adrienne left MVS in January 2017 after her one year Farm and Companion Animal Internship ended and she gained employment with Aorangi Veterinary Services in the South Island.

Adrienne continues to remain in touch and we wish her all the very best for the future.


Teresa Hayden

Retail

Teresa left MVS after 9 years at MVS to pursue a career in the real estate industry.

Teresa continues to remain in touch and we wish her all the very best for the future.

 


Peter Davidson | BVSc

Peter retired from MVS after 27 years to pursue his new career as a grazier.

Peter graduated from Massey University and joined the MVS Farm team in 1989. He was an MVS Director and InCalf Advisor. Peter is a former president of Dairy Cattle Veterinarians of New Zealand and sat on the Board of the DairyNZ Animal Welfare Advisory Committee. His special areas of interest were feed planning, herd nutrition, reproduction and mastitis.

Peter continues to remain in touch and we wish him all the very best for the future.

 


Helen Snook

Senior Administrator

Helen left MVS after 7 years to be closer to her family back in Taranaki

Helen continues to remain in touch and we wish her all the very best for the future.

 


Neil Brown

Stock Manager

Neil retired from MVS after 13 years to spend more time being a grandfather.

Neil continues to remain in touch and we wish him all the very best for the future.

 


Amy Harding | BVSc Hons

Production Animal Intern

Amy joined MVS in June 2018 as part of our Production Animal Team.

Amy graduated from the University of Queensland in November, 2017.

Amy is working as a production animal vet with particular interests in reproductive health and lameness.

Outside of work Amy enjoys sports, anything from netball and Australian Rules Football to polocrosse, outdoor adventures and music.

She finished her ‘extended internship’ with MVS in July 2019. She remains in touch and we wish he all the very best for the future.


Gavin Ford

Stock and Procurement Manager

Gavin joined MVS in September 2018 as part of our Tainui Street team.

Gavin graduated from Lincoln University in 1996 and soon after, began work for PGG Wrightson in the retail sector. He also spent time working as a general shepherd in the Taranaki hill country. An interest in the Animal Health area has led to taking up a role with MVS to further increase his knowledge in this area.

Gavin worked with Abby in the retail/stock team to ensure stock levels are kept to a standard to meet seasonal requirements of our clients and vets.

Outside of work Gavin enjoys most sports including rugby, tennis and golf. He took up triathlons after his rugby days finished and his most memorable experience came when participating in the Escape From Alcatraz triathlon in San Francisco. He also enjoys woodworking.       

Gavin left MVS in August 2019 and remains in touch. We wish him all the very best for the future.


Ryley Morgan-Williams BVSc Hons

Production Animal Intern

Ryley joined MVS in January 2019 as part of our Farm Services Team after graduating from the University of Queensland in November 2018.

Ryley worked as a Production Animal Intern with a particular interest in calf rearing and reproductive health. She was also interested in herd health management of sheep and bull breeding soundness. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, swimming, horse riding and the gym.

She finished her internship with MVS in January 2020 and returned to Australia to further her veterinary career.

We wish her all the very best for the future